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BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Taxation

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
02 Jun 2020
22 Sep 2020
10 Nov 2020

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This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Specialised knowledge related to tax laws, regulations to analyze and resolve tax problems.
  • The necessary skills, key competencies and required knowledge for today’s fast moving business world.
  • Maximum exemptions from the professional bodies.
  • Competency not only in preparing and analyzing financial reports but also to successfully guide and lead their organisations.

Admission Requirements:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING• Passed Diploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements

Foundation Programme

• IELTS : 4.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 397
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 30
• MUET : Band 2

Diploma and Accounting & Finance
Bachelor (Hons) Degree Programmes

• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL PBT : 550 
• TOEFL IBT : 46-59
• Pearson (PTE) : 42
• MUET : Band 4

Banking & Finance and Actuarial Studies
Bachelor (Hons) Degree Programmes

• IELTS : 6.0
• TOEFL PBT : 550
• TOEFL IBT : 60-78
• Pearson (PTE) : 50 
• MUET : Band 4

Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


What You Will Study:

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every accounting and finance professional, and the basic understanding of the legal, business and social environment in which accounting operates. We will also expose them towards business & communication skills, mathematical skill and entrepreneurial skills.

Common Modules

  • Quantitative Skills
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business and Communication Skills
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Accounting Information System
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Essential of FinTech

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of the practices of taxation principles, the requirement and compliance of tax law in preparing accounting records. They will also familiarise themselves with business processes through the SAP, the world-leading enterprise software. Students will have the hands-on training with the system. We will further nurture their independent learning to prepare them for the workplace and for further researches.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Financial Management
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP System
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Business Research Methods
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Company Law
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Tax Framework

INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to learn about the comprehensive study of taxation principles and issues related to tax activities, with aims to groom them as a leader in taxation. They will also expand their knowledge in the taxation world by learning to plan and apply advanced tax principles in business practices. A final year project requires them to explore a topic individually – they will demonstrate their academic and practical aspects of their ability in the chosen area of study.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Business Analysis
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Business Taxation
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax and Accounting
  • Investigation in Taxation
  • Taxation Project
  • Islamic Finance

Note: The specialism will only appear in the academic transcript.

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)                                         
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)


Career Options:

  • Tax Accountants
  • Employment Tax Specialists
  • State Local Tax Attorney Specialist
  • Tax Policy Analyst
  • Tax Recruiter
  • Tax Advisor
  • Tax Manager
  • Tax Examiner
  • Revenue Agents
  • Tax Accounting Analyst
  • Merger & Acquisition Advisor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Analytics Advisor

Upon completion of B.A (Hons) in Accounting & Finance (with a specialism in Taxation), students are eligible for exemptions in the below Professional Accounting Bodies. Students who articulate from the APU Diploma Programme will be granted exemptions based on the prevalent policy of the relevant professional bodies.


Course Fees:

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 28,200
Year 2: RM 29,000
Year 3: RM 29,800
Total: RM 87,000

Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,150)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,430)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,480)
Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)

* Fees stated above do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.

(R/344/6/0376) (07/20) (A6227)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.